NetGalley Review: 5 stars
Last updated on 03 Jul 2021
"This is an excellent resource for a pandemic, not just Covid 19. Lots of statistics and graphs make this subject much easier to grasp. I liked the historical references and hope we can learn from them! This has how to’s such as “make a homemade mask”. And insight into vaccines, herd immunity and so much more. Well broken down and categorized for those of us that aren’t scientists but detailed for those who want more answers! I will purchase this once it’s published.#NetGalley #ThePrepper’sGuideToSurvivingPandemics,Bioterrorism,andInfectiousDisease"
—Tammy Sutcliffe, Consumer Reviewer—
NetGalley Review: 4 stars
Last updated on 29 Aug 2021
"I liked this book. It discusses many aspects of infectious diseases with an emphasis on COVID-19. In terms of being for preppers, I found the book a fairly good summary without an apocalyptic feel. Dr. Forgey offers some good explanations but I did not find them complete enough, thus I feel that a background in biology is necessary to better appreciate the book. The information on aerosols and masks is very good, but I think that fomites had too large a discussion. While I found the writing to be non-technical, I didn’t really find it conversational. This could be because there is a lot packed into a relatively short book. I am also uncertain why the Great Barrington Declaration is there, as it does not reflect any sort of epidemiological consensus, but perhaps it is used as a gateway to discussing the John Snow Memorandum. The other appendices are well worth reading, including the prophetic Event 201 Recommendations, the historic yet somewhat applicable Year 1582 Manual for Social Distancing, and the comprehensive Glossary of Epidemiological Terms that goes beyond the content of the book but that shows that epidemiology is a rigorous science. The book also has some useful tips and some great links. Thank you to Netgalley and Rowman & Littlefield for the advance reader copy."—Stephen Goldeberg, reviewer and freelance writer—